PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Jarrett Jack made two free throws with 6.9 seconds remaining Thursday, securing a 92-88 victory for the Portland Trail Blazers over Seattle.
The Blazers put an end to a five-game losing streak, but had to hold off a Seattle comeback.
Portland owned a 15-point lead in the third quarter only to have Seattle tie it early in the fourth. After falling behind again, the SuperSonics came back to within two with nine seconds to play on a dunk by Damien Wilkins.
Jack then expanded the lead to four with his two free throws and Seattle could not respond.
Seattle was paced by Kevin Durant with 19.
The teams will meet again Friday in Seattle.